Revealed: How ‘zero-grazing’ is set to bring US-style factory farming to Britain

Plans to rear thousands of pigs and cows in huge new industrial units condemned by animal welfare charities

A battle is under way in the British countryside to fight off plans for massive factory farms that would house thousands of animals in industrialised units without access to traditional grazing or foraging. Plans for three large-scale units in England have encountered fierce resistance from campaigners who say they would cause extra noise, smell and disruption and cause more stress and disease for animals.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/revealed-how-zerograzing-is-set-to-bring-usstyle-factory-farming-to-britain-2010107.html

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